Reconnecting With Our Core Selves
Dr. Laurence Heller’s NeuroAffective Relational Model™ (NARM), is an approach that works to heal attachment, relational and developmental trauma by working with patterns that cause lifelong psychobiological symptoms and interpersonal difficulties.
With Presence, curiosity and acceptance, I support clients to not run from parts of themselves they rejected or split off from, that seem unacceptable or overwhelming.
It could be anger, terror, grief, etc. By being with and exploring what drives these parts–psychobiologically, not just in the mind–with kindness in a held space (not alone), these disowned parts can become integrated.
Inner conflicts can be processed somatically, emotionally and energetically. Positive shifts are also anchored and embodied rather than just in the mind.
This enables one to feel more whole, less fragmented, as entrenched patterns soften and let go. There may be a sense of spaciousness and an uptick of energy as the life force frees up. This allows us to live more fully and vibrantly with greater capacity to be with ourselves (not numb out) and the world (not contract from life).
Unbracing Body to Give Space for Emotions to Digest
I’ve learned that intense emotions can get bound up in our joints, muscles, viscera and brain, stemming from when we had to shut down from overwhelm especially in early life. But it’s possible to engage the body in such a way to allow thawing and digestion without shutting down.
I used tools from Dr. Raja Selvam’s Integral Somatic Psychology™ (ISP), for emotional embodiment so the nervous system can tolerate more, not defend and react by contracting our physical and subtle bodies, allowing emotions to be digested.
"Brianna is a truly incredible practitioner because she is present and invites me to drop deeper
in myself at just the right time. Since working with her, I have come to know myself, own up
to my choices, wants and needs, and express myself so clearly and honestly in ways I never thought possible.
I can now recognize the path I want to take and follow it unapologetically with kindness and compassion. I'm learning how my actions that created so much stress before, to not get sucked into situations that aren’t helpful or good for me.
I first came to Brianna to grieve after my divorce. This process has expanded to all aspects
of my life."
- AG, Business Owner